Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tutorial: Simple zipper pencil pouch

Tutorial: Simple zipper pencil pouchAmy from Positively Splendid shows how you can sew up a simple little zipper pencil pouch.  Mixing two prints adds fun and color to the simple pouch.  Use a contrasting zipper for even more punch!  You won’t be able to … Read More...



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Project: Layered Die Cut Card

Project: Layered Die Cut Card

I love all the layers and details in this lovely birthday card. Yana used many layers of different Spellbinders dies to make it along with some pattern paper and a stamped sentiment. Visit the Spellbinders blog to see how sheRead More...



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Tutorial: Cat food mat shaped like a fish

Tutorial: Cat food mat shaped like a fish Shelly from Coral & Co. shows how you can sew a cat food mat to sit underneath your cat’s food bowl.  It’s shaped like a fish, of course, because kitties love to eat fish!  It’ll help keep the bowl from … Read More...



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How to make lipstick shaped container organizers

Making a cute object supersized can be such a fun project and in this case decorative and functional. Renee sent in a link to her blog Cute Simple Stuff where she posted a video tutorial on how to make these … Read More...



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Use the Scientific Method in All Subjects

how to use the scientific method in all school subjects

The scientific method is the basic process of investigation and discovery in science, but it can be used in other academic subjects and in life in general, too.

M. Moore Educational Resources ran a series about using the scientific method … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Baby burp cloth with frayed edges

Tutorial and pattern: Baby burp cloth with frayed edgesThese contoured burp cloths would make a great baby shower gift!  Kim from Sweet Red Poppy shares a tutorial and pattern at Crazy Little Projects.  They’re made from a quilting weight cotton and backed with an absorbent flannel.  The frayed … Read More...



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Check out This Amazing Cross Stitched Wonder Woman

wonder woman cross stitch

Did you see the Wonder Woman movie? Lots of crafters have been inspired to make things with a Wonder Woman theme since the movie came out, and I wanted to share this great Wonder Woman cross stitch pattern with you.… Read More...



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Tutorial: Vintage map bunting

Tutorial: Vintage map buntingCelebrate your wanderlust with this fun vintage map bunting!  Josie from Sew For Soul has a tutorial showing how to make one.  It’s an easy and fun project to use an old map.  Her daughter created one as a group … Read More...



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Book Review – Pencil Art Workshop


Pencil Art Workshop: Techniques, Ideas, and Inspiration for Drawing and Designing with Pencil Paperback

by Matt Rota (Author). For this Art workshop you don’t need any fanny tools just a Pencil and some practice. This book is great for… Read More...

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Soft Flyers Crochet Pattern

Flyer soft disks are perfect for Tossing around the house, the yard and even as a Therapy toy in a classroom or medical facility. These Soft Crochet disks zoom through the air. These are sure to be the next fun … Read More...



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Yarnit Creator Competes on FUNDERDOME

yarnit in the funderdomeI had never even heard of the Steve Harvey show FUNDERDOME until I saw that Kate from Yarnit was going to be on it.

It’s an entrepreneur competition show where two different ideas are pitted against each other for funding. … Read More...



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Project: Mermaid with Layered Die Cut Sentiment Card

Project: Mermaid with Layered Die Cut Sentiment Card

Are you tired of mermaid cards? Nope? Good, neither am I 🙂 Here’s a wonderful under the sea mermaid with an amazing dimensional die cut sentiment from Nichol Spohr. Those new mermaid stamps from Honey Bee are adorable, I think … Read More...



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The Ultimate Craft Closet Organization

This craft closet storage solution is draw dropping and drool worthy! Follow the process of constructing this organizational beauty from choosing an organizational system, to adding the necessary storage bins and drawers, and then filling them with the craft supplies.… Read More...



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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Tutorial and pattern: Unicorn backpack

Tutorial and pattern: Unicorn backpackThis unicorn backpack is the cutest!  What little girl wouldn’t love this for back to school! Abby from Sew Much Ado shares a free pattern and tutorial for making it.  She’s also got a free .SVG file to cut the … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Girls sporty skirt

Tutorial and pattern: Girls sporty skirtSuzanne from Winter Wear Designs shares a free pattern for making a sport skirt for girls.  It’s a simple knee-length knit skirt with pockets, perfect for school or play days.  Her free pattern comes in girls’ size 5-8 and is … Read More...



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Clay Cactus Ring Holder

Christine, from Collectively Christine, has a darling polymer clay, cactus shaped, ring holder tutorial. The tutorial uses white original Sculpey and paint but you can use your preferred clay. Whichever way you go, make sure you bake it at … Read More...



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How to make craft glue snowmen

Yup! This is a Christmas in July post. It’s a million degrees out so it is a perfect time to think cool thoughts and craft in the air conditioning. This technique for using craft glue I bet could work for … Read More...



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Tutorial: 10 Minute Tea Towel Tote

Vicky from Vicky Myers Creations shows how you can make a tote bag from a tea towel.  She’s got two ways of making them, depending on how much time you have and how nicely you want to finish it.  For … Read More...



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Tutorial: Hem knits with a twin needle

Tutorial: Hem knits with a twin needleOf all the ways to hem knit fabric, I think my favorite is the twin needle.  It creates a clean finish on the front, and the stitches will stretch.  Heidi from Handmade Frenzy shows how she puts a hem on … Read More...



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DIY Kids Outdoor Play House

Summer is for playing outside and having fun and this outdoor playhouse or Playscape is adorable. I love it’s modern feel with soft fabric rooftop. I am not sure about the whole white thing though. You can get the plansRead More...



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Fresh Fruit FRESH FRUIT ARUGULA QUINOA SALAD

FRESH FRUIT ARUGULA QUINOA SALAD

Fresh is the name of the game with this lighter, healthy and flavorful salad loaded with fresh berries, arugula, quinoa and drizzled with a orange poppy seed vinaigrette! Grab the full recipe here.Read More...

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Make Your Own Gatsby Party Decorations

Planning a Gatsby roaring 20’s party? Then you need to take a look at this setup by Mylove2Create.com.   

I really love the flapper girl and she would be the perfect DIY Party Decoration.… Read More...



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What is Brush Lettering?

Start brush lettering, or go back to basics with this introductory article. You’ll learn the three basic things you need to start brush lettering, the basic terms and brush strokes you will need to learn, and get a free printable … Read More...



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How to Estimate Yardage in an Odd Ball of Yarn

weighing yarn to determine yardageIf you have a bit of yarn left over from a past project or any ball of yarn that has lost its ball band, it’s natural to wonder exactly how much yarn you have there.

It’s never a good idea … Read More...



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Product Review: Rotating Design Board

Product Review: Rotating Design Board

The Rotating Design Board is perfect for anyone who loves to stamp, color in coloring books, paint, do calligraphy, draw or doodle.  It rotates so you don’t have to move your project. It makes it easy to do things like … Read More...



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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Etsy Tips: Getting More Views on Etsy

The trick to getting more sales on your handmade products and etsy shop? Getting more views! Rebecca George shared 6 tips for getting your etsy shop seen!

Rebecca says: “It’s generally accepted that the more views you get the more … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Boys basic shorts

Tutorial and pattern: Boys basic shortsShauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a free sewing pattern for making boys’ basic shorts.  You can make them from knit or woven fabric.  They’re quick to sew up – she was able to make 3 pairs in just a … Read More...



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Project: Multi Step Pop Up Card

Project: Multi Step Pop Up Card

Pop Up cards are so fun to give and to make! Learn how to make cuts and folds for a multi layered pop up card, no die cuts or special tools needed just a pencils, ruler and scissors. The Mixed … Read More...



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Clay Dustplug DIY

Makoccino shows how to build your own kitty dustplug for your cell phone or other device with an audio port. The tutorial even goes into how to use an old pair of ear bugs to get the headphone jack but … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Unicorn softie

Tutorial and pattern: Unicorn softieI can’t seem to get enough of unicorn things lately!  Here’s another project for you.  Mallory from Mallory Makes Things shares a tutorial and pattern at A Beautiful Mess for making this unicorn softie.  She’s got a fluffy yarn mane … Read More...



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Explore the World in a DIY Summer Camp

around the world summer camp

This is such a fun idea to do with your own kids or your own group of kids during the summer — or really any other time.

Leanna from All Done Monkey shared her ideas for a DIY Around theRead More...



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Don’t Stop Knitting Just Because It’s Summer

summer knitting patternsIt’s hot. (Probably.) I get it. I live in the American South, and it’s really tempting to make knitting a seasonal hobby. It’s hard to want to knit when you’re sweaty, and you might not think there are a lot … Read More...



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Tutorial: Embroidery hoop sewing organizer set

Tutorial: Embroidery hoop sewing organizer setThese embroidery hoops are more than just cute (and they’re reeeeeally cute).  They’re also organizers for your sewing space.  Bev from Flamingo Toes shares a tutorial at Lil’ Luna showing how you can make them.  They’re  all backed with cork … Read More...



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Make Your Own Giant Wubble Stress Ball

For this tutorial you will need a wubble ball. Then you make fluffy slime. LOTS OF IT. then stuff it in to your Wubble. Looks so cool!!

Who would’t want to play with this?

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How To Embroider On Your Child’s T-shirts

This is a great tutorial on how to Embroidery simple designs on to your child’s clothing or blankets. This tutorial will take you through step by step on how to customize a baby shirt, baby vest or bib. You can … Read More...



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Tutorial: Girls button front skirt

Tutorial: Girls button front skirt Bethany from I Married Superman shows how you can make a button front skirt like this one.  She shows it for a young girl, but you can make them in any size based on measurements.  Her tutorial is part of … Read More...



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Giveaway- Color Yourself to Tranquility: And reduce stress with these beautiful artworks of trees

Giveaway- Color Yourself to Tranquility: And reduce stress with these beautiful artworks of trees

Leave a comment in today’s post by July 26, 2017 and you are in the running for this pretty adult coloring book!

Open to U. S. … Read More...



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Scrap Busting Water Bomb Crochet Pattern

This Water Bomb crochet pattern is adorable and uses Bernat Blanket Stripes Yarn. Crochet Water Bombs are really popular right now. These quick little projects are perfect for summertime. To use they are submerged in water then they are a … Read More...



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2 Ingredient Black Head Remover

Barefootblonde shares her secret blackhead remedy. This facial is so easy all you need are two ingredients.  Can you guess which two?

Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin. Each … Read More...



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Creating Stamps With a Die-Cutting Machine

Learn how easy it is to create your own stamps using steel rule dies! So easy your kids can do it! Click the source below to get the step by step pictures and instructions on how you can make these … Read More...



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Project: Kitty Cat Pom Pom Card

Project: Kitty Cat Pom Pom Card

I’ve started seeing some really adorable cards using mini pom poms so when I found some recently at the craft store I had to pick them up. I guess they are going to be one of the next big trends? … Read More...



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Monday, 17 July 2017

Great crafting tip for using foam glue dot discards

I think I love posting crafting tips for turning discarded craft supplies into tools as much as I love posting innovative recycled craft projects and ideas. This tip for using the surrounding area from foam glue dots is brilliant! Pop … Read More...



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Fun Cable Holders

This project uses Sugru, a great air drying modeling clay that is best suited for things like tool handles, repairs to small breaks and stuff like this. The finished, cured product is silicone and sturdy. It also sticks to most … Read More...



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Technique: Water Color with Coffee

Technique: Water Color with Coffee

Yup, you read that title right, you can water color your stamped images with coffee!! This technique gives you an amazing vintage sepia tone look. You can learn all about this unique coloring technique  over on the Cat’s Pajama’s blog.Read More...



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Tutorial: Sewing on double gauze fabric

Tutorial: Sewing on double gauze fabricDouble gauze fabric is a lightweight, loose weave cotton perfect for making baby blankets and accessories.  Melissa from Polka Dot Chair has some tips for sewing on double gauze fabric.  And if you need inspiration, she’s got links to a … Read More...



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Stitch a Simple Pineapple

pineapple cross stitch chart

Pineapples are a fun motif for crafting because they are an interesting texture in real life that’s fun to translate into stitching, and in the islands they are a traditional way to welcome visitors.

Adding a pineapple cross stitch design … Read More...



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Go Beyond Knit and Purl with this Great Book

beyond knit and purlI took all the knitting books off my shelves last week (eek!) and am getting rid of a lot of stuff, which also means I’ve uncovered some great new (old) stuff for you all.

This week’s giveaway is Beyond KnitRead More...



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